John Schoonderwoert

after having commented that he had a good life, Johannes Antonius Schoonderwoert, known as John, passed away after a brief illness, with his wife, Juliet at his side, on August 3, 2012 at the age of 82. Born in Enschede, Holland he had many tales of his adventures as a youngster during WW11. In 1953 John immigrated to Canada being drawn by the great outdoors. Photography and oil painting were his passions and John was never happier than when in the hills of Summerland hiking, camping or cross country skiing. As he often said, “if you live in paradise why do you need to travel?”. While having no children of his own there are many surrogate children and grandchildren who have appreciated John’s caring advice and support over the years. He will be missed. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held 2:00 pm. Saturday, September 29th from the family residence. Donations in John’ memory made to the Summerland Trans Canada Trail, 6803 Nixon Road, Summerland, BC., V0H1Z9 if friends so desire. Condolences may be directed to the family through Providence Funeral Homes

“Summerland’s Rosedale Chapel”


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